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BlogSpy Vol 88: The latest round-up of software testing blogs from around the blogosphere

  • 31/03/2015
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Welcome to the latest edition of Eurostar’s BlogSpy, a round up of some of the latest blog posts from the Software Testing Industry that have caught our eye in the last week.


The moving sands of meeting the demand for testing – Lee Hawkins

“It’s not hard to imagine that the demand for software testing is set to continue to grow, as software pervades more and more aspects of our lives (with the Internet of Things adding its own challenges and opportunities). How this growing demand will be met is uncertain, but the current options include in-house, outsourced, offshored, crowdsourced, and onshored. Each of these options comes with its own history and set of perceived advantages and disadvantages (and prejudices).”

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Is It Better to Be a Generalist or a Specialist? – Anuj Magazine

Anuj asks a question that many strike an interest for you. Is it better to specialise or to have general skills. She suggests the generalists are better for innovation.

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What is BDD? – Liz Keogh

“BDD is hard to define, for good reason. First, because to do so would be to say “This is BDD” and “This is not BDD”. When you’ve got a mini-methodology that’s derived from a dozen other methods and philosophies, how do you draw the boundary? When you’re looking at which practices work well with BDD (Three Amigos, Continuous Integration and Deployment, Self-Organising Teams, for instance), how do you stop the practices which fit most contexts from being adopted as part of the whole?”

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End of an Era – Simon Knight

Simon Knight shares the reasons why he is leaving The Testing Planet and what he is looking forward to do in the future.

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Common Agile objections – Allan Kelly

Allan comments on most common Agile objections and the responses to them.

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TestBash 2015 Review – Neil Studd

TetsBash 2015 was held last Thursday and Friday on Brighton in the U.K. Read Neil’s thoughts on the event. There have been a few reviews of the event. For another prospective, check out Chris George’s experiences as well.

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